Coast Guard Searching for Missing Swimmer off Maui

HONOLULU – The Coast Guard and the Maui Fire Department today continue to search the waters and shoreline near Keawakapu Beach, Maui, for a swimmer who was reported overdue Wednesday evening.

Coast Guard Sector Honolulu launched a 47-foot motor life boat from Station Maui and an HH-65 Dolphin helicopter from Air Station Barbers Point after receiving the initial call at 8:30 p.m. from the Maui Police Department stating that a 75-year-old male went swimming and he did not return. Within an hour of the initial call both Coast Guard rescue crews were on scene to assist M.F.D with the search.

The Coast Guard is searching nine miles off shore and seven miles along the shoreline, approximately, from Molokini Crater to Maalaea Harbor. The crew members of the Coast Guard Cutter Galveston Island, 47-foot motor life boat from Station Maui and M.F.D are conducting extensive search patterns that started early this morning.

The HH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew searched throughout the night with no results.

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